The right product, the right specification, at the right time.
We accept our responsibilities and recognise our obligation to reduce our impact on the environment. We regularly review our supply chain to test that they are compliant. Where possible, we expect them to exceed recommendations for the use of sustainable raw materials and to minimise wastage or scrap in their production processes.
We work with suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to quality and innovation. We ensure that they take advantage of the latest developments in glass, gas and material technology, and that they employ best practice in manufacturing, quality testing and security. This ensures that the windows we install meet the highest specifications currently available.
For replacement of existing windows, to ensure that installations comply with current thermal standards and Building Regulations, we are members of FENSA, the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme. This means that we have the necessary skills and expertise to self-certify compliance with regulations, without the need for a separate assessment from Building Control. All FENSA registered installations carry a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.
The Government has set a target of ensuring all new homes built after 2016 are zero carbon and contribute to the overall carbon emission reduction targets set by the Kyoto agreement.
To support these targets, and make them understandable, the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) has created a performance label clearly defining the energy efficiency of building products.
The Window Energy Rating (WER) label scores products on a scale of A – G, with an A-rated product being more energy efficient than one which is G-rated. Windows with a rating of C and higher are recognised as energy-efficient and can be officially endorsed with the Energy Saving Recommended logo.
Because modern window systems are efficient and durable, they are unlikely to be replaced regularly. We therefore recommend installing windows with a high energy-efficiency rating, with C as a minimum rating.
Where practical, we suggest A-rated double glazing to reduce energy bills, create a warmer, more comfortable home, improve insulation against noise and deliver a return on investment that can pay for itself over a period of years.
Expert advice and support
Our end-to-end process ensures we make the right design choices at the outset, satisfying compliance or planning issues, identifying potential problems and eliminating the risk of costly errors or revisions.
Careful planning ensures accurate specifications that support fast quotations and leverage economies of scale. Before we begin installation, our experts carry out a qualification on site to clarify schedules, method statements and site variations, and to minimise the risk of errors.